Tehran is hoping that peaceful nuclear cooperation between Russia and Iran will get stronger and deeper with the achievement of the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said.
"The lifting of the sanctions eliminates all barriers to expanded cooperation between Iran and Russia," he told a press conference in Moscow following a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"I hope that peaceful nuclear cooperation between Iran and Russia will continue after the Vienna agreement," he said.
At the same time, Zarif said Russia and Iran have years-long experience of cooperation in the sphere of trade and energy. "Iran and Russia are on a very good platform to use the lifting of the sanctions to expand cooperation. I think cooperation between the two countries will get maximum benefits," the minister said.
He also said that Iran and Russia will work together "on the issue of the Fordo reactor and stable isotopes" in accordance with the agreement reached in Vienna.
Zarif also said an agreement has been reached on cooperation in the exchange of enriched uranium for natural uranium. "We had very good dialogue with Russia on the matter," he said, adding that Russia and Iran have also discussed the construction of a power unit at the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant.
"There are cooperation areas that will develop after the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program is reached," Zarif said.
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